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Advocacy

OR - Northwest scientists study source of pervasive plastic pollution

Plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years

Pacific Northwest
Property

WA - Quinault Tribe gets $25 million for Taholah relocation

Interior announces $115 million to relocation efforts or planning for tribal communities By

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

WA - Tribal Nations Launch Collaboration to Address Climate Crisis

New program aims to support Tribal leadership on carbon pollution cleanup

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

PNW - Unchecked pollution is contaminating the salmon that Pacific Northwest tribes eat

For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for dangerous chemicals and metals in fish. So, we did. What we found was alarming for tribes.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

WA - Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - The world’s largest dam removal will touch many lives in the Klamath River Basin

The four-dam teardown brings hope and uncertainty to residents in an area of Southern Oregon and Northern California where drought has made water a source of controversy.

Pacific Northwest
Science

WA - Tribes receive grant funding Aid to help with climate change

North Olympic Peninsula tribes are getting an injection of cash for climate resilience projects thanks to a program from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Pacific Northwest tribes want a new strategy to manage marine mammals

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest say a law that protects seals and sea lions undermines their fishing rights. They want a new strategy that would better manage the marine mammals eating their salmon. From member station KNKX, Bellamy Pailthorp reports.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - Reducing collisions between ships and whales? There are apps for that, but they need work

Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often in the Pacific Northwest that ships collide with whales. But when it does, it’s upsetting, tragic and the whale probably dies. Three separate teams have developed smartphone-based systems that can alert commercial mariners to watch out, slow down or change course when whales have been sighted nearby.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

NEWPORT, Ore. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Oregon State University and its research partners $4.2 million to investigate how multiple climate change-related stressors are impacting marine ecosystems off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Pacific Northwest
Local

OR - Rising Sea Levels: State provides coastal communities new planning resources

Climate change is causing sea levels around the world to rise, which is impacting Oregon’s coastlines and coastal communities, according to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (ODLC).

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Researchers Get Grant to Examine Environmental Changes Off Oregon, Washington, California Coasts

NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has awarded Oregon State University and its researchers over $4 million to look into how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems off the Oregon coast, Washington coast and the California shorelines.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

OR - New Oregon timber harvest rules aim to protect fish, provide long-term economic benefits

The Oregon Board of Forestry approved more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting Wednesday.

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Pacific Northwest
Waterways

WA - Corps Of Engineers To Study Improvements To Lower Columbia River Turning Basins

Leadership from the Ports of Longview and Kalama, Wash., and the Portland Engineer District have agreed to fund an estimated $2.1 million study of potential improvements to lower Columbia River turning basins.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Through Pacific NW drought and downpour, what will happen to the salmon?

As biologist Nick Vanbuskirk drew a knife along the yellowing belly of the carcass of a Chinook salmon, hundreds of ripe, translucent orange eggs spilled out into the ankle-high waters of the Newaukum River.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Conservation concerns cancel Alaska’s Bering snow, king crab seasons

Alaska officials have canceled the fall Bristol Bay red king crab harvest, and in a first-ever move, also scuttled the winter harvest of smaller snow crab.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

WA - The experiment that may have saved a Washington town from falling into the ocean

A dynamic revetment project, created from long berms of piled stones and sand, appears to be keeping the shoreline from eroding

Pacific Northwest
Science

WA - What octopus intelligence can teach us about artificial intelligence — and aliens

Are intelligent aliens living among us? A newly published novel just might lead you to think so — and in this case, the aliens aren’t visitors from another planet.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

CAN - Nearly 30 hectares of land along Vancouver Island river donated for conservation

A local contracting company donated the land to the Nature Trust of B.C. for preservation

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - How Northwest tribes are leading the push to restore eel-like lampreys

DAVE’Y LUMLEY IS up to her armpits in water at Willamette Falls. Cascades spill over the basalt columns that loom above, splashing onto her head and off the brim of her baseball cap. She takes a breath and goes under, emerging seconds later with an eel-like creature twisting in her hand.

Pacific Northwest
Federal

OR - South Slough Reserve seeks member of public to serve on Management Commission

‍South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a protected natural area and center for coastal education, research, stewardship, and training, is now accepting applications from members of the public interested in serving on the South Slough Reserve Management Commission.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - South Coast voices must be heard about offshore wind energy proposals

Oregon’s South Coast residents will begin a dialogue on floating offshore wind energy development in a series of three community conversations throughout Coos County on September 28 and October 5.

Pacific Northwest
Property

WA - Prioritizing a watershed for managing stormwater: Council committee get an update

Stormwater — and steps required for the city to manage it and stay in compliance with state and federal requirements — was a major discussion point for the Edmonds City Council’s Parks and Public Works Committee virtual meeting Tuesday night.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

WA - City of Rockingham secures State Government grant to help combat coastal erosion

The grant funding will help the City deliver coastal erosion works in several locations around Warnbro Sound.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

OR - Legal Action: Coalition moves to defend Oregon's climate protection program

A coalition of environmental justice, climate, and business organizations have filed a legal intervention to defend Oregon’s landmark Climate Protection Program (CPP) against attempted oil and gas industry rollbacks.

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